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Author Topic: The International Cricket Thread 2019+2020  (Read 202251 times)

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019+2020
« Reply #4155 on: August 05, 2020, 04:37:36 PM »
Looks like England are going to have their work cut out dealing with

this series

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019+2020
« Reply #4156 on: August 05, 2020, 06:09:11 PM »
Buttler has missed two big chances today.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019+2020
« Reply #4157 on: August 05, 2020, 06:39:37 PM »
Yes  he dropped not too difficult catches despite that I would say 139/2 at close is fairly even for the day.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019+2020
« Reply #4158 on: August 06, 2020, 09:16:07 AM »
For Test Matches, they seem to be picking Buttler out of hope that he'll perform if England need a rapid run chase or someone to marshal the tail.

Foakes is a better keeper and, for most Test Match circumstances, I think he's a better batting choice.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019+2020
« Reply #4159 on: August 06, 2020, 09:31:36 AM »
I think the stumping chance was pretty tough, Bess doesn't normally get a huge amount of bounce and that one did the batsman because it got loads extra, Buttler flung a hand at it but it just didn't stick, it happens.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019+2020
« Reply #4160 on: August 06, 2020, 10:40:27 AM »
Archer and Woakes had Pakistan in trouble before lunch, but Root reverted to Broad/Anderson afterwards. The game has swung in the tourists favour; the post lunch session for England was poor. Woakes has been underused.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019+2020
« Reply #4161 on: August 06, 2020, 05:13:49 PM »
Could do with Root turning up with a big score here.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019+2020
« Reply #4162 on: August 06, 2020, 05:20:24 PM »
Well this is looking pretty grim.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019+2020
« Reply #4163 on: August 06, 2020, 05:20:39 PM »
England 12-3, Stokes out to a good ball that nipped off the seam.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019+2020
« Reply #4164 on: August 06, 2020, 05:24:34 PM »
Its been great bowling. England need to battle through this.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019+2020
« Reply #4165 on: August 06, 2020, 05:34:48 PM »
Luckily weve packed the batting here....

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019+2020
« Reply #4166 on: August 06, 2020, 05:55:00 PM »
Naseem looks pretty handy.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019+2020
« Reply #4167 on: August 06, 2020, 06:48:48 PM »
Root fails far too often for his talent.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019+2020
« Reply #4168 on: August 06, 2020, 06:54:06 PM »
Why are we generally so poor in the first test of a series? I thought we might have some momentum going into this on the back of the Windies series but yet again we have reverted to type.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019+2020
« Reply #4169 on: August 06, 2020, 07:09:18 PM »
Why are we generally so poor in the first test of a series? I thought we might have some momentum going into this on the back of the Windies series but yet again we have reverted to type.

Its disappointing. I think in this Test its a combination so far. We had a couple of poor sessions with the ball and let Pakistan get 60-70 more than they should have. Pakistan then bowled very well, but having come through it Root threw it away. We have these sloppy periods/decisions that undermine progress.

 


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